Rod Emory’s comeback as a race car driver in a Porsche at the Rennsport Reunion 2018, the new Porsche 935 – an homage to the legendary “Moby Dick,” a rematch of the cult race between “Brösel” and “Holgi” and Walter Röhrl’s favorite rally Porsche, the 911 SC. All this and more in the current 9:11 Magazine.
Rod Emory’s Rennsport Reunion
A life with Porsche
“The first drive of my life was in a Porsche." Not to mention his first forays as a mechanic and his first race—Rod Emory lives and breathes Porsche. At the sixth Rennsport Reunion, the American celebrates his racing comeback after a ten-year hiatus. Racing in a Porsche 935 used in the 1978 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans was a dream come true for Emory.
The Road to Reunion
Rebirth of an icon
Spectacular: The highlights of the new Porsche 935
The new Porsche 935 was met with applause at its premiere during the sixth Rennsport Reunion in Laguna Seca. With its elegant lines, the club sport race car exudes sportiness and speed even at a standstill. During a Walk-around for 9:11 Magazine, Porsche Exterior Designer Grant Larson explains the highlights of this sequel to the motor racing icon of the late 1970s, the 935.
Return of an icon
Porsche 935 two-point-0
With the 935/78, Porsche presented an extreme GT race car in 1978. Affectionately referred to internally as “Moby Dick,” the car quickly attained cult status due to its international racing success and extraordinary design. To mark its seventieth anniversary, Porsche unveiled a worthy successor at Rennsport Reunion VI. In spite of its enormous size, the new version of the 935 weighs in at just 1,380 kilograms—and revs up the heart rate of every motor racing enthusiast with 515 kW (700 hp) under the hood.
Cult Race—The Sequel: Revenge at Last
Back in 1988, comic artist “Brösel” and his “Red Porsche Killer” didn’t stand a chance against the Porsche 911 of his friend and bar owner “Holgi.” The defeat stung, for thirty years. But now there’s been a rematch. Same place. Same raucous backdrop of thousands of cheering fans. But this time with a different winner.
The Werner Race 2018 in Pictures
When Germany’s best-known comic artist Rötger “Brösel” Feldmann and his arch rival, bar owner Holger “Holgi” Henze decided to meet for a rematch of their legendary 1988 race, fans from all around Germany beat a path to the far north. A relaxed festival atmosphere and a highly unusual race on the airfield in Hartenholm, Germany!